I’m just watching a livestream on twitch about the new Ubisoft Rainbow Six game and its making me sad.
I’m sad because its very much a counterstrike clone. Its all about intense combat in limited spaces. Its all about using gadgets and grenades and stuff to blind-side your opponent.
What it isn’t about, is anything even remotely like Rainbow Six gameplay. Not even close.
Why do AAA developers think they can just **** out a title with shiny graphics and expect people to “hype” it? I mean ok, people are dumb, as twitch chat channels usually show. But are they really THAT dumb that they see a title like Rainbow Six and immediately are OK that its a counterstrike clone?
I dunno, it feels like if you’re going to “remake” a game, at least know what it is about the game that made it unique. If you don’t think you can sell the original type of gameplay, then don’t just **** all over the title by releasing something different and using the name?
For me, R6 was always about the tension of losing your life, or a teammates life. I’d feel really bad if anyone in my squad god killed. In this game, is pretty clear they expect one of the sides to lose the entire squad every round.
It frustrates me.